A high school senior reviews Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy in “The Girl of the Golden West”

Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy in “The Girl of the Golden West”

So I was going through all the movies that I own and started watching some Nelson EddyJeanette MacDonald movies. All I can say is that when I hear people sing I would like to be able to understand what they are saying. All their movies are alike, with way too much opera singing. They were big stars in their time, but I love musicals and I had to fast forward through their songs or get out of my chair and move around because the movie was drawn out and predicable. I didn’t like this movie at all except for the character played by Buddy Ebsen who saved and even stole many scenes with this goofy antics. MacDonald’s character, Mary Robbins, is a moderately educated, beautiful young woman who own a saloon. She is the only woman in the town making her the fancy of all the men there. On her way to Monterey to sing a mass her stagecoach is held up by the infamous masked bandit, Ramerez. Guess who plays Ramerez? Love at first sight.”

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